Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko

Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko (born 29 December 1981) is an Estonian football coach and former player. Currently he is the head coach of Meistriliiga side Paide Linnameeskond. Zahovaiko played for several professional clubs and was also a member of the Estonian national team.[2]

Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko
Zahovaiko, 2009.jpg
Personal information
Full name Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko
Date of birth (1981-12-29) 29 December 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Lelle, Estonia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Club information
Current team
Paide Linnameeskond
Youth career
Lelle
Flora Kehtna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Lelle SK 2 (1)
1997–1998 Riigikogu SK 1 (2)
1998–1999 Flora Kehtna 19 (9)
1999–2009 Flora 140 (121)
2000Warrior Valga (loan) 23 (4)
2000Lelle 5 (1)
2001–2002Tulevik (loan) 46 (26)
2001–2002Elva 12 (5)
2003Pärnu Tervis 2 (4)
2006–2007Flora II 6 (3)
2007Al Kuwait Kaifan (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 U.D. Leiria 13 (0)
2011–2012 Debreceni VSC 2 (0)
2011–2012 Debreceni VSC II 4 (2)
2012 KuPS 6 (1)
2012–2014 Sillamäe Kalev 36 (20)
2015–2016 Paide Linnameeskond 53 (36)
National team
Estonia U16 2 (0)
Estonia U17 5 (0)
Estonia U19 2 (0)
2000–2003 Estonia U21 15 (2)
2003–2011 Estonia[1] 39 (8)
Teams managed
2017– Paide Linnameeskond
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

FC Flora TallinnEdit

In 2006, he was the world's most effective top division goal scorer with 1.2 goals per game.[3][4] At the start of 2007, he was loaned out to Al Kuwait Kaifan, but after featuring in just a few friendly games for the Kuwaiti side he was told that his contract was invalid and he was sent back to Estonia. Both his club and his agent sent a complaint to FIFA. He plays the position of forward and is 1.87 m tall.

U.D. LeiriaEdit

On 30 December 2009, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Portuguese team U.D. Leiria.[5] In the first season he played in 6 league games and one cup game, but failed to score in these.[6]

Kuopion PalloseuraEdit

In April 2012 Zahovaiko joined Finnish Veikkausliiga club Kuopion Palloseura.[7]

StatisticsEdit

Correct as of 27 October 2011.

Season League level Country Club First team Reserve team
Games Goals Games Goals
1995–96 4 Estonia Lelle SK 2 1 0 0
1997–98 4 Estonia Riigikogu SK 1 2 0 0
1998 4 Estonia FC Flora Kehtna 9 4 0 0
1999 3 10 5 0 0
1 Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 3 2 0 0
2000 1 Estonia FC Warrior Valga 23 4 5 1
2001 1 Estonia JK Tulevik Viljandi 21 6 7 2
2002 25 20 5 3
2003 1 Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 27 14 2 4
2004 22 28 0 0
2005 15 19 0 0
2006 21 25 5 3
2006–07 1 Kuwait Al Kuwait Kaifan 0 0
2007 1 Estonia FC Flora Tallinn 17 14 1 0
2008 12 6 0 0
2009 23 13 0 0
2009–10 1 Portugal U.D. Leiria 6 0
2010–11 6 0
2011–12 1 Hungary Debreceni VSC 2 0 2 1

International careerEdit

He has played a total of 39 games for Estonia national football team, scoring 8 goals. His first international goal was against Ecuador in a friendly game. He scored his eighth goal against Uruguay in a 2–0 win game.[8]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2003-02-13 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito   Ecuador 1–2 1–2 Friendly match
2 2003-12-17 Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium, Dammam   Saudi Arabia 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
3 2004-02-16 Ta' Qali National Stadium, La Valletta   Malta 1–1 2–5 2004 Malta Tournament
4 2004-06-11 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn   Macedonia 1–3 2–4 Friendly match
5 2008-03-26 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn   Canada 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
6 2008-06-04 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn   Faroe Islands 1–0 4–3 Friendly match
7 2008-06-04 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn   Faroe Islands 2–0 4–3 Friendly match
8 2011-03-25 A.Le Coq Arena, Tallinn   Uruguay 2–0 2–0 Friendly match
Correct as of 7 October 2015[9]

HonoursEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kõik Eesti internatsionaalid" [All Estonian internationals] (in Estonian). Eesti Jalgpalli Liit. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Pommuudis! Meelis Rooba ei jätka enam Paide peatreenerina (Uus peatreener Zahovaiko!)" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ "IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics)". iffhs.de. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Zahovaiko oli maailma kõrgliigade parim väravakütt". soccernet.ee. 8 January 2007.
  5. ^ Elissaar, Kasper (30 December 2009). "Zahovaiko siirdus Portugali kõrgliigasse". Soccernet.ee.
  6. ^ "Jogador — Zahovaiko (Leiria)" (in Portuguese). LPFP. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  7. ^ Pulst, Siim (13 April 2012). "Zahovaikost saigi Puri ja Purje klubikaaslane". soccernet.ee. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  8. ^ Eesti võitis Uruguayd 2:0! Jalgpall.ee, 25 March 2011 (in Estonian)
  9. ^ "Football PLAYER: Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko". eu-football.info. Retrieved 7 October 2015.

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